Mississippi River Country Tales: A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History

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The people who live in towns and cities along the Mississippi River in the southern United States are a special breed, steeped in 500 years of history as rich as the coffee they drink, or the soil where once the river ran.

Mississippi River Country Tales is a fast-paced, easy to read history that covers everything from the early conquistadors and the first Mardi Gras to Fannie Lou Hamer and Archie Manning, and covers the geographic region from ...

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Overview

The people who live in towns and cities along the Mississippi River in the southern United States are a special breed, steeped in 500 years of history as rich as the coffee they drink, or the soil where once the river ran.

Mississippi River Country Tales is a fast-paced, easy to read history that covers everything from the early conquistadors and the first Mardi Gras to Fannie Lou Hamer and Archie Manning, and covers the geographic region from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana.

The book has received hearty praise from reviewers across the South:
"[Mississippi River Country Tales] contains an incredible cast of real-life characters that would defy any writer of fiction to create lest they be perceived as too unbelievable. The book can do nothing but add to Jim Fraiser's growing reputation as another young Mississippi writer who knows how to tell stories about the places and people he knows best."
--Biloxi Sun-Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547872
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,446,339
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

JIM FRAISER is a federal administrative law judge and a law school and college instructor. He is a freelance journalist/photographer and has written regularly for various Mississippi publications. A professional actor and director, Fraiser is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    Deep South History more exciting than I realized!

    This book is the only one I've yet seen which covers the history of Mississippi and Louisiana from DeSoto to Faulkner in such a fun way. The Civil War section included stories that I never knew about, like the one about the woman impregnated by a bullet, and the story of the Star of the West, the ship fired upon to start the war at Ft. Sumpter, and later hijacked and sunk by Rebels at Greenwood, MS., to stop Grant's back door approach to Vicksburg. There are great stories from the riverboat and Natchez Trace bandit era, as well as the Teddy Roosevelt teddy bear hunt, he Casey Jones train wreck, the John L. Sullivan world championship fight in 1889, civl rights struggles, great Ole Miss & Walter Payton ballgames, Delta politics, Indian legends, haunted mansions, Jim Bowie's duels, ironclad battles, and everything you can imagine. The enjoyable, easy to read style makes this book fun, and not like some musty old history book!

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